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APC Chieftain, Adefowope Empowers 200 People In Iwo Federal Constituency

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As Hundreds Of PDP Members Defect To APC

By Ayobami Agboola, Osogbo

A Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Osun State, Hon. Ismail Adefowope, on Saturday empowered 200 persons including students and artisans in Iwo Federal Constituency.

Adefowope, who is the Oluomo of FEESU land said the gesture was to complement the effort of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in his bid to eradicate poverty and violence occasioned by idleness.
CityMirrorNews reports that the Iwo born politician donated a brand new Mistubushi L300 bus to the Federation of Iwoland Students Union.

Ninety three artisans drawn from the three local government areas that made up the Iwo Federal Constituency were also empowered with tools under the Adefowope Artisans Support Group.

The artisans that benefited from the empowerment include carpenters, bricklayers, shoemakers, welders, vulcanisers, hairdressers, barbers, painters, mechanics and tailors among others.

Adefowope who said a sum of N10 million was expended on the programme said the empowerment was also a step aimed at ensuring that people in his constituency are living a good life.

“We believe that a lot of students should be assisted with some financial support and artisans also be empowered to feed their families.

“There are some artisans who are very good at their work after finishing their apprenticeship programmes, but are handicapped financially to purchase the implements needed to actualise their goals.

He said that merit was used to choose the beneficiaries, not minding political inclinations.

However, impressed by the philanthropic gestures of Adefowope, no fewer than two hundred members from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), decamped to APC during the empowerment programme.

Led by Mr Muri Abdulrasaq Rojaye and Imam Hammed Saafin, the decampees said the decision to join APC came on the heel of the philanthropic gestures of Adefowope, adding that only APC has the interest of masses in mind in terms of social-economic development.

Mrs Idowu Olawale, a tailor who was presented a sewing machine, said: “I am highly impressed; I will use it to fend for myself and family, I thank the honourable.”

Among the APC chieftains present at the programme apart from the Governor who was represented by Hon. Oguntola Toogun are; the party chairman who was represented by Hon Rasaq Adeosun, Amirul Ta-awuum and Wasir of Yorubaland.

Others are; all APC chairmen across Iwo Federal constituency, Hon Liadi Ganiyu Ojogbon, Alhaji Semiu Ayofe and Alhaji Gafar leader of Iwo Federal constituency.

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